Experience has shown that families generally prefer to care for their elderly loved ones at home, but they often need support in order to do so. Considering the dearth of nursing home beds and the growing numbers of elderly in our population, adult day care is becoming an increasingly important part of the long-term care continuum.

Since 1985, the Glen Cove Adult Day Program has been serving seniors with special needs in Glen Cove and its neighboring communities. Our mission is twofold: to provide stimulation and socialization for all of our participants and to give much-needed respite to their caregivers and families. We provide services to all medically eligible Nassau County residents aged 60 and older.

Funding for our program is generously provided by the Nassau County Department Office for the Aging, the New York State Office for the Aging and the U.S. Administration on Aging, as well as the City of Glen Cove. We also depend upon a nominal daily voluntary contribution from our participants. However, we never turn any eligible person away based on inability to contribute.

Our program is led by an experienced, caring and dedicated staff. A typical day includes transportation on our well-appointed, wheelchair-accessible bus, hot coffee and refreshments, socialization, challenging brain games, daily exercise therapy, periodic health care monitoring, a hot nutritious lunch, entertainment, a variety of recreational activities, punctuated by occasional field trips. These components are all a part of our effort to maintain each individual's highest level of functioning.

Our office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Our onsite programming takes place from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. We also welcome participants accompanied by personal aides.

Most of all, it is our hope to make each participant's day enjoyable and rewarding while providing a vital support to their caregivers. Our goal is to give each of our participants the best "now" possible.

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